Rear Window | Athens | June 14

Artens, a new cultural venue in downtown Athens, invites the public to get acquainted with the space with a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic, "Rear Window." Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, the suspenseful thriller is about a photographer who is stuck at home recuperating from a broken leg and, while entertaining himself by "spying" on his neighbors, is witness to a murd

Two Iraqis detained over Syntagma knifing

Police in Athens on Tuesday were questioning two Iraqi nationals in connection with the knifing of a kiosk worker on Monday night near Syntagma Square.
One of the two men is alleged to have stabbed the employee while robbing the kiosk on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.
A customer at the kiosk also sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Greek election preparations in Athens

A woman sits at a bus station as a man walks in front of an election kiosk of the main opposition New Democracy party during pre-election preparations in central Syntagma square, in Athens, Saturday. Greece will hold local elections at the same time as European Parliament polls on May 26, followed by a national vote expected in October. [EPA]

Power grid damage to cause traffic diversions in central Athens

Motorists in downtown Athens are advised to avoid Syntagma Square on Sunday and Monday evening, due to works that will be carried on the power supply network.

Network operator DEDDIE will be closing the stretch of Karagiorgis Servias Street from Syntagma Square to Voulis, which will also be closed between Mitropoleos to Karageorgis Servias.

Kristin Hannah | Athens | May 9

New York Times best-selling US author Kristin Hannah will be meeting fans and signing books at Public's central Athens store at 12 noon on Thursday, May 9. Hannah, who gave up a career in law for writing, is author of more than 20 books, including "Winter Garden," "The Nightingale" and "Great Alone," which have been translated into Greek.

Alexander the Great statue finally finds its place in Athens

By George Gilson

Nearly three decades after it was finished by Yannis Pappas, one of the greatest Greek sculptors of the 20th century, a bronze equestrian statue of Alexander the Great has finally been installed in central Athens near the Zappeion, very near Syntagma Square and even closer to the columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Teachers to hold rally at Syntagma Square at noon

The OLME union representing Greek public school teachers has organized a rally at noon on Friday in downtown Athens, which is expected to cause traffic jams in the city center.

Teachers, who walked off the job on Friday, will be gathering at Syntagma Square to protest an Education Ministry bill changing the university entrance exam system.